The Best of Havana and the Countryside
Enjoy expert-led excursions and speak with local Cubans of all walks of life as you explore the culture, history and rapidly changing identity of this unique island nation.
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Program No. 22857RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

In the heart of Havana, take an insightful look at daily life, the arts, and the Cuban perspective of US/Cuban relations in Cuba today, viewed through the lives of everyday Cubans. Meet with artisan farmers, and discover colonial architecture in the Matanzas region. Enjoy a beachfront location in Varadero. Explore Ernest Hemingway's Farm, Finca La Vigia, meet artists and converse with a retired baseball player.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Gain insight from lectures on the history of Cuban music and the Cuban perspective of US/Cuban Relations.
  • Attend a rehearsal by a Cuban dance company and meet the dancers.
  • Enjoy interactions with local Community Arts Projects, a Cuban baseball player and an artisan-organic farmer.

General Notes

Please be prepared to give your current, full, passport name and number upon enrollment. Passports that expire less than 6 months after your program start date must be renewed immediately. Cuban visa is included in the cost of the program. Round-trip flight from many US cities to Cuba is included; however, because we now use commercial flights, participants will be responsible for paying their own baggage fees. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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